January 9, 1993 |
When the Soviet empire broke apart a year ago, one chunk that survived was its indivisible railway network--92,000 miles of track sprawled across two continents. But where did all the railroad cars go? Trains that left Russia to deliver cargo to the newly independent republics started coming back minus some cars. Or with cars noticeably older and rustier. Quickly forming their own rail companies, the breakaway republics started ripping off the newest freight cars, at Russia's expense.
January 11, 2004 |
To the cautious relief of their neighbors, nuclear adversaries India and Pakistan agreed last week to new peace talks. They have been down this road before, rarely with success. But another -- and unlikely -- source of good news in the region gives impetus to the India-Pakistan discussions. Afghanistan's new constitution could mean that the country stands a chance of triumphing over South Asia's divisive history -- if durable peace comes to the region.
July 13, 1998 |
When a school assignment required students to bring a dish of their family's favorite food to class, John Concordia recalled the teacher's shock at his selection: hamburgers. "This is not your food," he was told. When Concordia jotted "American" in the ethnicity box of a school emergency notification card, a counselor corrected him: "No, you're Filipino." The incidents forced Concordia to realize that society's view of him did not necessarily mirror his own.